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Rep. Pricey Harrison introduces some common sense into State Health Plan bill

In the House Appropriations Committee today Rep. Harrison introduced an amendment to study the smoking and weight provisions that the Senate passed in its version of the State Health Plan bill. There are much better ways to get people to stop smoking — a cigarette tax, for example. And we were not sad to see the death of the “smokerlyzer,” the nicotine detection device that State Health Plan officials wanted to use for random testing of state workers.

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2 Comments

  1. Louie

    April 8, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    a lot of smokers are switching over to E-cigarettes which are a less expensive way to maintain a nicotine habit

  2. Louie

    April 8, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    E-cigs arent ‘smoking’ per se, since they just emit vapor.